If you are going to NAB, let’s meet up. CSI sponsors Dolby have generously given us space on their booth at 17.00 (that's 5:00pm) each day as a colorist meeting point. Drop by the upper South Hall booth SU1702 to meet other colorists. Kevin Shaw, CSI will be talking about Dolby Vision, HDR and CSI.
Blackmagic Design have arranged an exclusive Resolve colorist demo for CSI on Wednesday at 16.00 (that's 4:00pm). Head around to the back of their booth SL216, go to the press section and check in at the press desk. They are also hosting experts such as Editor Alan Bell (Red Sparrow, The Hunger Games series), DIT Joshua Callis-Smith (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Colorist Walter Volpatto, CSI (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dunkirk) and more, who will share their insights on the latest workflows, technologies and trends impacting the industry. Hosted by Blackmagic Design, the presentations are free to attend for NAB attendees and no registration is required. Visit the booth for the full schedule.
Flanders Scientific are in the central hall at C11125. Check out their outstanding new HDR monitors and ask about the free DM series firmware updates.
2018 NAB Colorist Mixer
Colorist Society International is a sponsor of the Colorist Mixer in Las Vegas. It starts at 19.00 (that's 7:00pm) on Sunday, April 8th and there is the most exciting raffle yet. Some lucky mixers will walk away with grading reference monitors from FSI and HP, panels from BMD and Tangent, training vouchers from Abelcine and FXPHD, a $5,000 graphics card from Nvidia, a complete HDR calibration kit from SpectraCal, software from Adobe and Red Giant and several Decklink and Ultrastudio solutions from Abelcine and CSI.
The Mixer is now sold out and there is no admission without an advance ticket. So if you didn’t get a ticket this year, please make a point of registering early next time.
Part of the CSI mission is to raise awareness of colorists and our profession. So we are launching our first t-shirt design competition. Design at least one t-shirt by June 30th 2018 and you could win the first prize of a BMD SmartScope Duo and your t-shirt, a bundle worth over $500. Full details coming soon, watch the website for details.
Josh Petok has added several new colorist podcasts, offering a wide range of opinions, experiences and wisdom. Listen to Ian Vertovech, Shane Mario Ruggieri and Dado Valentic talk about HDR, AI, VFX and much more.
We have two new board
members. The new CSI board is:
Kevin Shaw Finalcolor Ltd, ICA (has
worked with Dolby, daVinci, Kodak, BBC).
Sarah Priestnall Purple Pixel Consulting (has worked with Codex, Laser Pacific, Arri).
Hugh Heinsohn Hughcan.com (has worked
with Xytech, THX, Digital Vision).
Colorist Society International is a
501(c)(6) not for profit organization, registered in the State of Florida.
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